She Wasn’t Just in It for the Dresses

Posted on by David Gelber

After Napoleon, Marie Antoinette is probably the most famous French historical figure in Britain, even though she was originally Austrian and he was Corsican. At an early age, however, both left home for France (Marie Antoinette at fifteen, Napoleon at nine), and both were defined by the most extraordinary event in its modern history, the […]

Victoria’s Angel

Posted on by David Gelber

Prince Albert has been the subject of numerous biographies, beginning with Sir Theodore Martin’s five-volume ‘Albertiad’ (as A N Wilson describes it) of 1875 to 1880. Martin was, however, hampered by having the ever-critical eye of Queen Victoria hovering over his work. The resulting exhaustive hagiography

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